the two adelaide suicides
T Kean(e): The Somerton Beach suicide. Aged about 45+.
T Kaldor: The Victoria Hotel suicide. Aged 44.
Keane thought to have arrived from Melbourne by train.
Kaldor known to have arrived from Melbourne by train.
Keane delivered to the Adelaide city morgue on 1 December. Probably poisoned (substance not known), possibly suicide.
Kaldor delivered to the Adelaide city morgue on 15th December. Poisoned (barbiturate). Suicide.
Keane found dead within walking distance of Thomson home in Moseley Street, Somerton.
Kaldor found dead within walking distance of Thomson business* in Hindley Street, Adelaide.
Neither man had any known acquaintances in Adelaide.
Kaldor taken from the morgue for burial at the West Terrace cemetery on 23 February 1949.
Keane taken from the morgue for burial at the West Terrace cemetery on 14 June 1949.
Evidence in the open Keane suicide destroyed.
Evidence in the closed Kaldor suicide kept.
Detective Canney, PC Sutherland, Mr. Cowan, Mr. Cleland and Mr. Dwyer attended both cases.
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All information presented here courtesy of the ever-obliging Gordon (007) Cramer, much of the legwork courtesy of Clive (the eagle).
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Any updates will be noted.